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2017-06-25

Next Generation of Canadian Science – #NextGenCanScience #SupportTheReport

Next Generation of Canadian Science –  #NextGenCanScience  #SupportTheReport The state of funding for basic research in Canada is failing. As the future of research in this country, we need to take action. Not just for our interests, but for those who will follow in our path, and for all those who will benefit from our discoveries. […]

Advocacy
2017-05-01

CSMB in the news

The CSMB is working hard to communicate to the public about the value of fundamental research in Canada. Here you can read about our efforts: CSMB Marchs for Science – CTV News, April 22nd, 2017 Pushback from scientists forces overhaul of funding system in Canada – Globe and Mail, July 14th 2016 After protest, Canada’s health science […]

Advocacy
2017-04-27

College of Biological Science Graduate Student Symposium – April 27, 2017

13th Annual College of Biological Science Graduate Student Symposium University of Guelph April 27, 2017 Our event took place in the Summerlee Science Complex at the University of Guelph, welcoming approximately 220 attendees. More than 100 of these attendees presented either orally or with a poster, which provided a huge range of interesting topics to […]

Student initiatives
2017-04-27

President Kristin Baetz speaks at the March for Science on Parliament Hill on April 22, 2017

March for Science in Ottawa organized by the Evidence for Democracy and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada was a great success. Over 700 people attended the rally and it received significant news coverage. The overreaching message from all the speakers was how critical Science and Evidence based decision making is to […]

Advocacy
2017-04-25

CSMB on the Hill

President Kristin Baetz speaks at the March for Science on Parliament Hill on April 22, 2017 March for Science in Ottawa organized by the Evidence for Democracy and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada was a great success. Over 700 people attended the rally and it received significant news coverage. The overreaching […]

Advocacy
2017-03-30

Gairdner prize for Lewis Kay underlines importance of support for fundamental science

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, March 30, 2017 – The board of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB) would like to congratulate Canada Gairdner International Award laureate Dr. Lewis Kay on receiving this most prestigious award. Dr. Kay is an international leader in structural biology who has pushed the limits of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) […]

Advocacy
2017-03-24

Budget 2017 falls short in support for discovery research

The board of the CSMB supports significant measures in the federal government’s 2017 budget to improve skills training, to advance gender equity, to attract foreign talent and to support the National Research Council. However, we are surprised and disappointed that besides some modest targeted investments into programs such as the Stem Cell network, the budget […]

Advocacy
2016-11-30

Time To Demand Change at CIHR

Dear Colleagues, Many of you have been impacted by the CIHR reforms and many of you have told me that you felt helpless in effecting change. Last week Michael Rudnicki took a stand on the issue. When talking to Elizabeth Payne at the Ottawa Citizen about his recent discovery on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Michael let her […]

Advocacy
2016-10-06

CSMB Recommendations for Canada’s Fundamental Science Review

Executive summary: The Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB) represents thousands of the country’s leading biosciences faculty members and students. Our members’ research programs are largely dependent on operating funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Changes in the research funding priorities […]

Advocacy
2016-10-01

CSMB Open Letter to Members of Parliament

CSMB Open Letter to Members of Parliament (PDF) Dear Members of Parliament, On behalf of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB) Board, I wish to extend you sincere congratulations on your recent election as a Federal Member of Parliament. Whether this is your first term, or you are a returning Member, CSMB values your contributions […]

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